It seems the $10,000 forecasts were not so groundless after all. Despite a short pullback of the price, BTC is going higher again. At the moment it is traded at some Bitcoin exchanges for $8103. The price is still resembling a rollercoaster with rises and falls that can barely be anticipated.
Despite the previous gloomy predictions of altcoins prices falling with the pump of Bitcoin, they are steadily increasing. However, we haven’t seen the pump yet, but still, it is unlikely most altcoins will suffer that much, at least, for now.
The week appeared to be quite unexpected for the Bitcoin community, namely because of the cancellation of the SegWit fork. Despite the controversial attitude toward it within the community and the obvious lack of support, no one could anticipate that it would be cancelled at the last moment.
The rally of the BTC price had some negative influence on other cryptocurrencies. Now, as Bitcoin will probably become steady, without surges of falls, other coins will have a chance to improve their positions.